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MD Anderson Cancer Center Design Innovation Principal in Houston, Texas

​​The Innovation Principal develops and fosters business partnerships with operational and clinical champions, interacts with program leadership to help support the strategic planning necessary to enhance MD Anderson's mission, and acts as the lead on the introduction and implementation of strategic innovation initiatives. The Innovation Principal will engage at deep levels across MD Anderson, working in small teams to identify and build the experiences and solutions needed to deliver sustainable returns on investments. In this role, the Innovation Principal will understand the problem to solve or the strategy to develop using interviews, workshops, surveys, site visits, workflow analysis, etc. The Innovation Principal will also conduct market and competitive research to identify innovative solutions and experiences. The Innovation Principal will critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, and distinguish user requests from the actual underlying needs. The Innovation Principal will also be responsible for developing/implementing the solutions, change management, quantifying the operational and clinical impact of the initiative, and sharing regular status updates with stakeholders.​


​Synthesizes information gathered from qualitative and quantitative research to develop deliverables on large/complex projects. This information is then used to develop experience maps, wireframes, interaction guides, user interface guides and detailed documentation.​


​May conduct analyses, interview clients and their customers, plan and facilitate workshops, translate conclusions into recommendations, or help design and implement large-scale organizational change programs.​


​Responsible for executing upon research methods and strategies within a cross functional innovation team. This position must have the ability to discover customer and business needs through contextual inquiries, and generative and quantitative research, and identify solutions to meet those needs​


​The ability to build consumer empathy within a cross functional team and emotionally connect to the lives of the people we serve. ​


​Understands the healthcare environment and challenges the institution will face with ongoing healthcare reform. Can solve even the toughest and most complex of problems; is a quick study of the new and different; adds personal wisdom and experience to come to the best conclusion and solution, given the situation; uses multiple problem-solving tools and techniques. Sees multiple futures; has broad interests and knowledge; is creative, a visionary and can manage innovation

Other duties as assigned

Education: ​Bachelor's Level Degree​

Preferred Education: ​Master's Level Degree or PhD​

Education Requires Bachelor's degree. Eight years of experience in digital innovations, product research, product development, product analysis, human-centered design, a related design discipline (e.g. UX design, experience design, service design, graphic design), a related research discipline (e.g. design research, sociology, psychology), strategic business consulting, marketing communications, or related field. With preferred degree, six years of experience in one of the above mentioned areas.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 166998

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 119,500

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 149,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 179,500

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Referral Bonus Available?: Yes

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes

  • Science Jobs: No